Not all memory is created equal

December 8, 2014 OpenSystems Media

If you think memory is memory, think again. Spansion has made it clear that different memory types and families are particularly suited for specific applications. Its family of industrial-grade e.MMC NAND memory products are aimed at the consumer, communication, and industrial equipment markets. The parts are offered in 8 GB and 16 GB densities, with a temperature range of -40 °C to +85 °C. Plans call for 4 GB, 32 GB, and 64 GB densities

Addressing the need for reliable, higher density storage, the e.MMC products use high-density MLC NAND that can be configured into modes that allow for higher reliability, better data protection, and enhanced data security. The S4041-1B1 family supports the JEDEC e.MMC 4.51 command set and also includes support for select e.MMC 5.0 features such as the field firmware update, health self-monitoring, and automatic background operations. Spansion’s rigorous testing for abrupt power failure allows for high levels of data protection in case of power disruption.

The S4041-1B1 products can be used with the company’s Memory Diagnostics Toolkit, which is an engineering diagnostics, analytics, configuration, and programmer toolkit intended for validation purposes. The toolkit simplifies the configuration and aids in validation of the e.MMC device, which can lead to faster memory qualification cycles.

Volume productions of the S4041-1B1 products are available now. Package options include 153 BGA (0.5 mm ball pitch) and 100 BGA (1.0 mm ball pitch) packages.

Rich Nass, Embedded Computing Brand Director
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